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A Clever Dummy


Published 1917


Ben Turpin playing a postman who everyday goes to a block of apartments to look at his love.
Soon he finds out that some mechanics a making a robot dummy that looks exactly like him.
He soon takes over and at the dummy's debut at the theatre he dresses himself and hides the dummy.


Run time 23 min.
Producer Mack Sennett
Production Company Keystone Film Company
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information www.k-otic.com


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Reviewer: katpooh9 - - March 3, 2009
Subject: Good movie
An entertaining blend of science fiction and comedy. There is also no annoying mismatched mood music to contradict the action in the film. I hate it when some dufus slaps "old" music to "old" films simply because they're both "old" without even trying to match what's going on in the film. One silent Tarzan film -- I forgot the title -- kept recycling what sounded like German beer garden music, and it was playing when the young Tarzan boy discovered that his paretns were both dead. It was STUPID sounding.

"Here Ralph. Here's another restored silent film. Slap some old music on it and give it to the public."

"Okee dokee, Harold. I see this movie is about how an enire family dies of influenza. Let's see...here's music called 'The Charlston'. Old movie, old music." //slap// "Now they're together. Now we shall present this piece of history to the Public!"

I gave this movie 5 stars.
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